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Global research reveals $75b fly out of Bangladesh in a decade Bangladesh has lost between $6 billion and $9 billion to illicit money outflows in 2014, according to a Global Financial Integrity (GFI) report. The Washington-based research and advisory organisation on Monday released the report based on a research on 150 countries. Bangladesh lost $75 […]

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Police in Chittagong have seized a substantial amount of contraband cough syrup Phensedyl in a raid at the city’s Barisal Colony, known to be a haven for narcotics. Over a hundred personnel of Chittagong Metropolitan Police took part in the raid, which began around 4am on Wednesday, said Additional Deputy Commissioner Shah Md Abdur Rauf. […]

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Mayor Miru (left) and journalist Shimul (right) Charges have been filed by police against Shahjadpur Municipality Mayor Halimul Haque Miru and 37 others for the murder of Daily Samakal correspondent Abdul Hakim Shimul. Journalist Shimul, the Shahzadpur upazila correspondent of the daily Samakal, received a bullet during a factional clash of ruling Awami League on […]

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The Arab Prince Standing Up to Trump Prince Zeid Raad al-Hussein has emerged as the Middle East’s most prominent defender of human rights — both in the region of his birth, and the United States. By Kim Ghattas May 2, 2017 The Arab Prince Standing Up to Trump If ever there were a sign that […]

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If a polls-time supportive government and a congenial atmosphere is in place, the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) is ready to join the ballot anytime, the party’s secretary general said on Tuesday. “The BNP has 900 candidates for 300 parliamentary seats,” Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir pointed out, emphasising his party’s readiness for general elections. The BNP […]

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Several areas in Bangladesh’ northern and southern region have been left out with power as one of the transmission lines of the national grid tripped during repair of another one, which was damaged due to storms. The Power Grid Company of Bangladesh (PGCB) said that power transmission in Barisal, Khulna, Rajshahi, and Rangpur regions have […]

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Bangladesh plans to begin turning some of the grain it produces into ethanol to make its fuel greener – but economists and experts warn the move could hurt food security in a country that is already a grain importer. Energy ministry officials said in a gazette notification early this year that the country will begin […]

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Top militant IT expert Md Ashfaq-Ur-Rahman, who was arrested yesterday, used to gather information on the targeted bloggers and worked under the close supervision of fugitive and fired army official Major Zia, police claimed today. Major Syed Ziaul Haque known as Zia, head of the military operations of banned militant outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT), […]

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We often lament, especially on days like our Independence Day, about how little our people (particularly the younger generation, always the younger generation) know about our history. We talk about how people conflate the day with the Language Movement, or Victory Day. We talk about how the sacrifices of the martyrs have not been duly […]

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Japan honoured BAF Air Vice Marshal (retd) AG Mahmud for his role in negotiating an aircraft hijacking in Bangladesh in 1977. The Japan government honoured Air Vice Marshall (retd) AG Mahmud for his role in negotiating with Japanese terrorists during a 1977 aircraft hijacking in Dhaka. On 28 September 1977, a five-man group of the […]

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Garments Sramik Trade Union Kendra brings out a procession marking May Day on Monday. — New Age photo The historic May Day was observed across the country as elsewhere around the globe on Monday with a fresh call to announce a new salary structure for workers and ensure their justified rights, including trade union one. […]

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Finance minister AMA Muhith speaks at a consultative meeting organised by National Board of Revenue and Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry in Dhaka on Sunday. NBR chairman Md Nojibur Rahman and FBCCI president Abdul Matlub Ahmed were present, among others. — New Age photo Finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith on Sunday […]

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